The Fechs wanted a small, two story, conventional looking home with a contemporary flair that fit on their small city lot in their Ames, Iowa neighborhood. They also wanted a passive solar house design and an updated, energy efficient home.
Their back yard faced south so this was an opportunity to get some passive solar heat and natural light into their home. Windows in all directions opened up the home, making it feel more spacious than its size.
The Fechs were very involved in the design process and knew exactly what they wanted. Because of the size, they were creative in their use of their space, and ended up with a very functional, livable, passive solar, energy efficient custom home, something uncommon at the time in Ames, Iowa.